The news of Carr's appointment reached show-goers on the day of Pringle's spring summer 2013 presentation, as good a time as any for the fashion world to learn what Carr, who resigned from his Pringle post in April, plans to do next.
, Alexander McQueen's little sister line, burst out of the shadows last fashion week with a jaw-dropping , military-inspired collection. The new appointment suggests that executives and Sarah Burton are keen to retain the label's newfound place in the limelight.
Favouring more contemporary designs, Carr breathed a refreshing energy into Pringle, dispensing with the 'grandma knits' and adding a modern edge to a brand known for its cashmere twinsets.
The question on everyone's lips is, what will the tattooed alumnus do for McQ? We'll have to wait and see come Pre-AW13. Watch this space.